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Help me pick on rifle options

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bratch, Nov 24, 2004.

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Which option do you like

  1. Buy and convert Garand.

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. Buy true Scout and true MBR

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  3. Buy SA M1A Scout

    11 vote(s)
    52.4%
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  1. bratch

    bratch Member

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    *** I have another thread running about a Garand scout and this will relate to that***

    I am wanting .308 MBR and a Scout rifle.

    Currently I have a Cetme which I didn't do enough research on and do not like the fact that it doesn't lock back after the last round :banghead:

    1. I have thought of ordering a rack grade Garand from CMP and converting it to a 308 and making it into a scout. This could field a middle ground between the Scout and MBR.

    I see cost running around $800-1000 with no optics and could probably be a handy rifle.

    2. I am looking at the Soutmans 308 Enfields at $600. They look like nice rifles and more traditional scout rifles.

    I am also looking at possibly a Ohio Rapid Fire FAL or some sort of 308 AR.

    3. I could also go with the M1A from SA.

    Currently the MBR is higher on the wish list mainly because I have no clue when they might not be readily available. I see the Scout as an easier rifle to obtain.

    However if I go the Garand route it will be pushed forward so I can get in on the CMP rifles.

    Thanks guys. These decisions always hurt me :confused:
     
  2. VG

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    A "Scout Garand is not a good idea. Short "Tanker" Garands are difficult to make function well.

    If you have fully bought into the "Scout Rifle" idea, Gun Tests configured a Savage to be similar to the Cooper Marketing Concept - I mean Scout Rifle - and it did fine against the Steyr.

    Why do you want such short rifles?
     
  3. tc300mag1

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    If your going to do it why not just go with th Sa scout little pricey but everything is all ready done
     
  4. cslinger

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    We have a squad scout M1A and it is a great little rifle. Handy lots of scope options, reliable, accurate or so I'm told by those folks who know how to shoot. :uhoh: :D

    My vote is for the squad scout.

    Chris
     
  5. bratch

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    Honestly I have no good reason for wanting either :cool:
    The scout seemed like it would be a handy rifle but thats about it.
     
  6. BryanP

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    Info please? Do you have a link to these?
     
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